Bristol Palin Compares Josh Duggar to Lena Dunham: 'What Kinds of Molestation Are Acceptable?'

by Antoinette Bueno 12:49 PM PDT, June 04, 2015
Playing Bristol Palin Compares Josh Duggar to Lena Dunham: 'What Kinds of Molestation Are Acceptable?'

Bristol Palin is weighing in on the Josh Duggar molestation scandal.

The 24-year-old daughter of Sarah Palin took to her blog to criticize what she says is unfair treatment when it comes to the media's handling of the molestation allegations against 27-year-old Josh. Bristol compares the embattled former lobbyist to Girls star Lena Dunham, who made headlines when some claimed that excerpts from her 2014 book, Not That Kind of Girl, imply that she abused her younger sister, Grace Dunham.

"I can't believe how crazy the media is going over the Duggar family compared to the big fat yawn they gave Lena Dunham when she wrote in her book that she sexually experimented with her sister," Bristol wrote on Thursday in a post titled, "Let’s Get This Straight, Liberals -- What Kinds of Molestation are Acceptable?"

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One of the book excerpts Bristol is referring to is when Dunham, now 29, recalls incidents when she was seven years old and Grace was one.

"One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn't resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked. My mother came running. 'Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!'"

"My mother didn't bother asking why I had opened Grace's vagina," she continues. "This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just went on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success."

At another point in the book, the writer recalls bribing her sister with "three pieces of candy" if she could "kiss her on the lips for five seconds." She also admits to masturbating while sleeping in the same bed as her sister.

"Remember the liberal media outrage? Oh that's right. It didn't happen," Bristol writes about Dunham. "The liberal media darling Dunham was praised for her 'honest and witty' book. The double standards make me sick."

"Josh Duggar touched a sleeping girl's breast -- a terrible thing to go. But now their ENTIRE family is punished and their hit show is canceled?" she continues. "He's labeled as a pedophile? His family is crucified! Liberals in today's media can do no wrong, while conservatives can do no right."

Though not everyone agrees with Bristol. Former talk show host Montel Williams blasted Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar after their much-watched interview Wednesday with Fox News' Megyn Kelly.

"They are in denial," Williams wrote on his Facebook page. "There is something very sinister beneath the surface -- these are people who basically said they thought they could be as preachy as they wanted because the records were sealed, these are people who seemingly minimize what happened in their home and essentially sent a message to their daughters to smile, nod and forgive."

"Nothing about these people is real," he added. "Nothing about these people isn't hypocritical."

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In the Fox News interview Wednesday, Jim Bob and Michelle confirmed that Josh was guilty of molesting four of his younger sisters, as well as one of the family's babysitters, when he was a teenager. The 19 Kids and Counting couple contend that their eldest son "was just curious about girls" and touched his victims inappropriately mostly while they slept, though there were "a couple" instances when the girls were awake.

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